AMO viscoelastic gains FDA approval

October 13, 2008

Healon D latex-free viscoelastic (AMO) has been granted premarket approval by the FDA. The clear dispersive ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD) is designed to be used during phacoemulsification, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, keratoplasty and glaucoma filtration surgery.

Healon D latex-free viscoelastic (AMO) has been granted premarket approval by the FDA. The clear dispersive ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD) is designed to be used during phacoemulsification, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, keratoplasty and glaucoma filtration surgery.

Healon D has low viscosity and low molecular weight, allowing it to provide lubrication for IOL insertion and to remain coating the cornea throughout surgery, thereby providing endothelial cell protection. Healon D will be available in dual-packs with either standard Healon, or with Healon GV, an existing AMO OVD, which has a high viscosity and high molecular weight.

The packs containing Healon D will be available before the end of the year.